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Build Validation

What is Build Validation?

Build Validation test or Build Verification test is a set of tests that are executed on a new build to verify that the build is testable before the build is released to the independent testing team.

Scope of Testing:

The Build Verification Test is initiated before a complete test run because it lets developers know immediately if there is a show shopper defect associated with the build in order to save the test team's effort to test an unstable build.

The build acceptance test is usually a short set of tests not exhaustive which tests the mainstream functionality of the application/product. Any build that fails the build verification test is rejected and testing is continued on the previous build if exists.